Surrey Board of Trade Launches Indigenous Knowledge and Economic Partnership Learning Series for Businesses and Organizations

Indigenous knowledge and economic partnerships are a priority for all businesses as we all continue on the path towards reconciliation and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

“The Surrey Board of Trade is a leader again in launching a Surrey Business Leadership Learning Series that will help to ensure we understand the history, what UNDRIP really means, and how to build sustainable business relationships with Indigenous Peoples,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

In Canada, implementation of the UNDRIP is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous Peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives. Indigenous knowledge and economic partnerships are key priorities in Canada today, as we continue on the path towards reconciliation and the implementation of UNDRIP. This provides both opportunities and risks for businesses. Implementation requires an action plan. First, we must understand the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the contemporary landscape of Indigenous relations. Only then will there be true reconciliation and understanding as we partner on projects on Indigenous territories and respectfully receive consent from those communities. Second, we must continuously evaluate our relationship and understand, adjusting our approach through cyclical learning.

The three-part Surrey Business Leadership Learning Series focused on Indigenous Knowledge & Economic Partnerships – free to all businesses on March 25, 31, April 27 and April 28. The first module must be taken before the second and third.

“This is important for businesses and their teams – small or large. This is important to our economy today and tomorrow.”

Go to and register. Or call at 604-581-7130.